22 octobre 2013

A cream-glazed ding type bowl with engraved fish design, China, Song dynasty

A cream-glazed ding type bowl with engraved fish design, China, Song dynasty.  Small chip to rim. D. 16,6 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 € Property from an European private collection Nagel Auktionen. 2013/10/30. http://www.auction.de

22 octobre 2013

A bowl with chrysanthemum décor, Northern Song (960-1127) or Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

A bowl with chrysanthemum décor, Northern Song (960-1127) or Jin dynasty (1115-1234).  Yaozhou-yao grey stoneware with a slightly greyish, dark olive-green glaze. The conical bowl, with flared rim and shallow, unglazed foot-ring. H.5,7/D.12,5 cm. Estimate 3000/6000 € Nagel Auktionen. 2013/10/30. http://www.auction.de
22 octobre 2013

A rare "marbled" stoneware saucer dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A rare "marbled" stoneware saucer dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127).  the heavy, shallow dish is made from mixed dark, greyish-brown and greyish-white clay creating a kind of quite regular wave design. D. 15,6 cm. Estimate 3000/5000 € Nagel Auktionen. 2013/10/30. http://www.auction.de
18 octobre 2013

A green-glazed double-gourd vase, Liao Dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 5. A green-glazed double-gourd vase, Liao Dynasty (907-1125); 22cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 6,000-8,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the large globular lower bulb supported on a short foot, rising to a constricted waist and a smaller bulb with lipped rim, the shoulder of the lower bulb incised with two lines, covered overall in a translucent mottled olive-green glaze Provenance: Toguri Museum of Art, Tokyo.Sotheby’s London, 10th June 2004, lot 570. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2013

A carved 'Longquan' celadon jar, Yuan dynasty

Lot 3011. A carved 'Longquan' celadon jar, Yuan dynasty; 27.5 cm., 10 7/8  in. Estimation 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's of stoutly potted baluster form with a tapered neck decorated with overlapping striated triangular motifs, carved around the sides with panels of flowers of the four seasons, alternating with panels of characters jin yu man tang ('May gold and jade fill your halls'), beneath a continuous border of scrolling clouds, all between bands of formalised petals... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2013

A rare moulded 'Longquan' celadon ring-handled vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3010. A rare moulded 'Longquan' celadon ring-handled vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 27 cm., 10 5/8  in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,120,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's of pear form supported on a slightly splayed foot, moulded around the body with a wide band of scrolling peonies above a border of upright chrysanthemum petals, the waisted neck encircled by a triple fillet interrupted by a pair of elephant-trunk dragon heads suspending ring handles, all below further... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2013

Terracotta mask, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Terracotta mask, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Height 36 - Width 41 - TL-test by Oxford Authentication. Price on request A Chinese terracotta mask with the face of a threatening beast. The mask is made up of Lionesque features such as manes, large bulging eyes and a big nose above sharp teeth. On top of the head are stylized horns. These kind of masks were probably placed on tomb doors to ward off evil spirits. A knocker would probably have been held by the teeth.  ... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2013

Solar Tree of Life, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD)

Solar Tree of Life, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Height: 31 cm, Width: 41 cm. TL-tested by Oxford Authentication, ltd. Price on request The tree of life is one of the most widespread symbolic motifs throughout the world. Han period trees are rare and often associated with the legend of the immortal archer Houyi. He shoots nine of the ten sun-birds, thus saving the world from drought. This tree has further longevity symbolism, including a dragon which represents... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2013

A large Longquan celadon barbed-rim dish, Early Ming Dynasty

A large Longquan celadon barbed-rim dish, Early Ming Dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's. the stoutly potted body with lobed rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a broad everted barbed rim, finely carved on the interior with a double-line medallion enclosing a large leafy blossoming tree peony, encircled in the lobed cavetto by panels of alternating floral sprigs, the wide barbed rim further incised with a floral band, the exterior carved with lingzhisprays, applied... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2013

A Longquan celadon 'Dragon' bowl, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty

A Longquan celadon 'Dragon' bowl, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a slightly everted rim, deftly carved on the exterior with a dragon striding among clouds, the fierce creature animatedly depicted with a powerful sinous body, muscular limbs and bulging eyes, the interior similarly decorated with an impressed central dragon roundel below a lotus scroll around the cavetto, applied overall with an unctuous olive-green... [Lire la suite]